2022 DFCM External Award Winners

Congratulations to all our 2022 Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) external award winners! At this year's virtual Awards & Celebration Event on Sept. 20, we will recognize and honour your contributions to your patients, communities and our department.

These awards relate to the period June 2021 – June 2022.

100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women

Dr. Onye Nnorom | Scarborough Health Network

Academic Family Physician of the Year 

Dr. Sid Feldman | North York General Hospital

Associated Medical Services (AMS) Healthcare Fellow in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Osnat Melamed | Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Bernard Fogel Award ​for Students in Family and Community Medicine

Dr. Gill Kazevman

Best 3x3 Presentation at Richard Reznick Wilson Centre Research Day 

Ms. Jenny Cho
Dr. Joyce Nyhof-Young | Princess Margaret Hospital

Dr. Giovanna Sirianni | Sunnybrook Health Sciences

Best What Works Paper at International Conference on Residency Education 

Dr. Batya Grundland | Women’s College Hospital
Dr. Mahan Kulasegaram | The Wilson Centre, UHN
Dr. Maria Mylopoulos | The Wilson Centre, UHN

Dr. Karina Prucnal | North York General Hospital
Dr. Nikki Woods | The Wilson Centre, UHN

BScPA Annual Faculty and Student Awards: Excellence in Teaching 

Mr. Kevin Zhang | DFCM Physician Assistant Program | UHN

BScPA Annual Faculty and Student Awards: PA Role Model

Ms. Dee Naidu | Sunnybrook Health Sciences

BScPA Annual Faculty and Student Awards: Preceptor Award

Dr. David Ng | Markham Stouffville Hospital

BScPA Annual Faculty and Student Awards: Rising Star

Ms. Sara Pytka-Jones | Main East Medical Associates, Hamilton

CAEP Richard Kohn Memorial Award for Mentorship in Emergency Medicine

Dr. Meeta Patel | North York General Hospital

Canada Graduate Scholarships

Dr. Azza Eissa | Upstream Lab, St. Michael’s Hospital – PGY2

Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner 2021

Dr. Nicole Woods | UHN – Toronto General Hospital

Canadian Association of Medical Education Certificate of Merit

Dr. Sarah Wright | Michael Garron Hospital

Canadian Family Physician’s Best Original Research Award

Dr. Dominik Nowak | Office-Based Physician

Canadian Medical Association Award for Political Advocacy 2022

Dr. Meb Rashid | Women’s College Hospital

Canadian Cancer Society Inclusive Excellence Prize 2021

Dr. Aisha Lofters | Women’s College Hospital

CFOC Award of Excellence

Dr. Ali Damji | Trillium Health Partners – Credit Valley Hospital

CFPC Awards of Excellence

Dr. Tali Bogler | Unity Health Toronto – St. Michael's
Dr. Risa Bordman | North York General Hospital
Dr. Ali Damji | Trillium Health Partners – Credit Valley Hospital 

Dr. Allan Grill | Markham Stouffville Hospital
Dr. Dominik 
Nowak | Office-Based Physician
Dr. Vanessa Redditt | Women’s College Hospital  

CFPC Canadian Family Physician Best Original Research Article Award 2021

Dr. Anita Srivastava | Unity Health Toronto – St. Joseph’s Hospital 

CFPC Lifetime Achievement Award in Family Medicine Research 2021

Dr. Richard Glazier | Unity Health Toronto – St. Michael’s Hospital 

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Council Award

Dr. Ramona Mahtani | Mount Sinai Hospital

Deans Alumni Award: Humanitarian Award 2022

Dr. Meb Rashid | Women’s College Hospital

Dr. Anna Jarvis Award for Postgraduate Teaching Excellence

Dr. Carly Ng | Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Harrison Waddington Fellowship in Family and Community Medicine 2021-22

Dr. Aisha Husain | Markham Stouffville Hospital

Dr. Rogers Prize for Excellence in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Dr. Linda M. Rapson | UHN – Toronto Western Hospital

Educating Sunnybrook Award 2022

Dr. Sarah Torabi | Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Family Medicine Education Award

Dr. Helen Batty | Women’s College Hospital 

Family Medicine National Education Administrators (FMNEA) Award of Excellence

Ms. Elicia Bryant | DFCM Central

Family Medicine Resident Scholarship

Dr. Vivian Tam | Mount Sinai Hospital

Helen P. Batty Award for Excellence and Achievement in Faculty Development, Innovation in Program Development and Design

Dr. Risa Bordman | North York General Hospital 

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Most Influential Women in Health IT Award 2022

Dr. Tania Tajirian | CAMH

Honorary Lifetime Member Award from CAEP

Dr. Howard Ovens | Mount Sinai Hospital 

MD Program Teaching Awards for Excellence 2020-21

96 DFCM faculty members, including 11 family medicine residents
(view our news article & more information about the list)

Dr. Sadaf Arbab-Tafti | North York General Hospital
Dr. Pradeepan Arulchelvam | Scarborough Health Network
Dr. Anjali Bhayana | University Health Network
Dr. Sophie Bourgeois | University Health Network
Dr. Ashna Bowry | Unity Health Toronto – St. Michael’s Health Centre
Dr. Robert Boyko | Trillium Health Partners – Credit Valley Hospital
Dr. Leigh Caplan | Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Blair Cappel | Trillium Health Partners – Mississauga Hospital
Dr. Alice Hoi Yan Chan | Trillium Health Partners – Credit Valley Hospital
Dr. Charissa Chen | Women’s College Hospital
Dr. Elaine Cheng | Sinai Health System
Dr. Jessica A. Chin | Scarborough Health Network (PGY2 Resident)
Dr. Jane Chow | Sinai Health System
Dr. Lori Coman-Wood | Trillium Health Partners – Credit Valley Hospital
Dr. Ali Damji | Trillium Health Partners – Credit Valley Hospital
Dr. Melissa De Souza | Women’s College Hospital
Dr. Jonathan Ding | North York General Hospital
Dr. Annie Doan | Trillium Health Partners – Credit Valley Hospital
Dr. Anson Dong | Sinai Health System (PGY3 Resident)
Dr. Jennifer M. Everson | Trillium Health Partners – Mississauga Hospital
Dr. Cary Fan | University Health Network
Dr. Sarah Fleming | University Health Network
Dr. Amy Forbes | Trillium Health Partners – Mississauga Hospital
Dr. Hedieh Molla Ghanbari | Sinai Health System
Dr. Christopher Gilchrist | Trillium Health Partners – Credit Valley Hospital
Dr. Barrett Grattan | Trillium Health Partners – Mississauga Hospital (PGY2 Resident)
Dr. Jessie (Tej-Jaskirat) Grewal | North York General Hospital (PGY2 Resident)
Dr. Charlie Guiang | Unity Health Toronto – St. Michael’s Hospital
Dr. Lindsay Herzog | Sinai Health System
Dr. Alena W. T. Hung | Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Rahul Jain | Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Anu Joneja | Trillium Health Partners – Credit Valley Hospital
Dr. Jemy Joseph | Scarborough Health Network
Dr. Rahul Joshi | Sinai Health System
Dr. Charles Joyce | Community Physician – Orangeville (Clerkship)
Dr. Benjamin Kaasa | University Health Network
Dr. Bradley Kaplansky | North York General Hospital
Dr. Amna Karabegovic | North York General Hospital
Dr. Adam Kaufman | Toronto East Health Network – Michael Garron Hospital
Dr. Reena Kilian | University Health Network
Dr. Stephanie Klein | North York General Hospital
Dr. Erin Kraftcheck | Unity Health Toronto – St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Dr. Judith Lane | Trillium Health Partners – Credit Valley Hospital
Dr. Christine Lau | Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Marcus Law | University Health Network
Dr. Linda Lee | Trillium Health Partners – Credit Valley Hospital
Dr. Pamela Lenkov | Women’s College Hospital
Dr. Desmond Leung | North York General Hospital
Dr. Jo Jo Leung | University Health Network
Dr. Nancy Li | Unity Health Toronto – St. Joseph’s Health Centre (PGY2 Resident)
Dr. Erick Ling | University Health Network
Dr. Stefano Lopiccolo | Women’s College Hospital (PGY3 Resident)
Dr. Lingli Ma | Toronto East Health Network – Michael Garron Hospital
Dr. Danielle Manis | North York General Hospital
Dr. Katie Marchington | University Health Network
Dr. Natasha Mirchandani | University Health Network
Dr. Matthew Myatt | Community Physician – Alliston (Integrated Communities Stream (ICS))
Dr. Jeffrey W. Myers | Sinai Health System
Dr. Jesse Myers | Women’s College Hospital
Dr. Polina Myrox | Trillium Health Partners – Mississauga Hospital (PGY2 Resident)
Dr. Scott Nguyen | Trillium Health Partners – Mississauga Hospital
Dr. James Owen | Unity Health Toronto – St. Michael’s Hospital
Dr. Nikita Patel | Women’s College Hospital
Dr. Jordan Pelc | Sinai Health System
Dr. David Phillips | Toronto East Health Network – Michael Garron Hospital
Dr. Stephen Reid | Trillium Health Partners – Credit Valley Hospital
Dr. Rajini (Sivarajini) Retnasothie | Women’s College Hospital (PGY2 Resident)
Dr. David Rosenstein | Toronto East Health Network – Michael Garron Hospital
Dr. Esther Rosenthal | Unity Health Toronto – St. Michael’s Hospital
Dr. Michel Saccone | Trillium Health Partners – Credit Valley Hospital
Dr. Modar Safar | Community Physician – Alliston (Integrated Communities Stream (ICS))
Dr. Manjot Sarao | Unity Health Toronto – St. Michael’s Hospital
Dr. Solly Sax | Women’s College Hospital
Dr. Adil Shamji | Toronto East Health Network – Michael Garron Hospital
Dr. Nikita Sheth | Trillium Health Partners – Credit Valley Hospital
Dr. Alexandra Silberberg | North York General Hospital (PGY2 Resident)
Dr. David Silver | North York General Hospital
Dr. Giovanna Sirianni | Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Ravinder Sohi | Trillium Health Partners – Credit Valley Hospital
Dr. Courtney Spelliscy | Humber River Hospital
Dr. Andrea Stern | Community Physician – Toronto (Family Medicine Longitudinal Experience (FMLE))
Dr. Rebecca Stoller | North York General Hospital
Dr. Laura Stratton | Women’s College Hospital
Dr. Jennifer Sy | University Health Network
Dr. Megan Tan | Markham Stouffville Hospital
Dr. Sandra Toutounji | Trillium Health Partners – Credit Valley Hospital
Dr. Meara Tubman-Broeren | Unity Health Toronto – St. Joseph’s Health Centre (PGY2 Resident)
Dr. Akshay Verma | Sinai Health System (PGY2 Resident)
Dr. Rachel Walsh | Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Jeff Weissberger | Markham Stouffville Hospital
Dr. David Wheler | Scarborough Health Network
Dr. Patricia Windrim | Unity Health Toronto – St. Michael’s Hospital
Dr. Rachel Wortzman | Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Melinda Wu | Women’s College Hospital
Dr. Catherine L. Yu | Toronto East Health Network – Michael Garron Hospital
Dr. Neshmi Zaman | Toronto East Health Network – Michael Garron Hospital

Mimi Divinsky Award for History and Narrative in Family Medicine 2021

Dr. Peter Newman | North York General Hospital

OCFP Community Educator of the Year Award

Dr. Rajani Vairavanathan | Michael Garron Hospital

OCFP Early Years Award

Dr. Emilie Lam | Markham Stouffville Hospital

OCFP Family Medicine Resident of the Year – Ontario’s Rising Star Award 

Dr. Kaitlin Siou | Sunnybrook Health Sciences

OCFP Leader for a Healthy Ontario Award 2022

Dr. Tara Kiran | Unity Health Toronto  St. Michael's

OCFP Regional Family Physician of the Year

Dr. James Pencharz | Trillium Health Partners – Credit Valley Hospital – Region 4
Dr. Warren Rubenstein | Mount Sinai Hospital – Region 5
Dr. Kimberly McIntosh | Office-Based Physician – Region 6

Ontario Institute for Medical Education Mentor of the Year Award

Dr. Joyce Nyhof-Young | Women’s College Hospital

OntarioMD Luminary Award

Dr. Karim Vellani | Unity Health Toronto – St. Michael’s Hospital

Ontario Medical Association’s Leadership and Service Award, Section on General and Family Practice

Dr. Dominik Nowak | Office-Based Physician

PARSEC/CAPA Educator of the Year Award 2021

Zlata Janicijevic | DFCM Physician Assistant Program

Postgraduate Research Awards 2021-22

Dr. Tavis Apramian | Niagara Health System – St. Catharines General Site – PGY3

Robert Sheppard Award for Health Equity and Social Justice 2022

Dr. Justine Baek | Unity Health Toronto – St. Michael’s Hospital – PGY2

Student Scholar, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Ms. Lauren Wintraub | University of Toronto Medical Student

Temerty Faculty of Medicine’s Charles Mickle Fellowship 2022

Dr. Warren Rubenstein | Mount Sinai Hospital

University College Alumni of Influence Award 2021

Ms. Sharona Kanofsky | University of Toronto

University of Toronto Student Leadership Award 2022

Dr. Alice Kam | North York General Hospital